Love ‘em or hate ‘em, but cruises are more popular than ever before. Themed cruises are a big trend in the upcoming years. There are wine cruises, poker cruises or gothic cruises, but also a great selection of cruises for theatre and muscial lovers, with some high caliber artists on their list.
What could be better than sailing the world, connecting with other fans and rub shoulder with your favorite artist while sipping a cocktail in the bar?
If cruising is your thing, we put together a few cruises with a musical twist.
The Muscial Theatre Festival at Sea
14-18 October 2019 Rountrip Southampton
Stages - the Muscial Theatre Festival at Sea is a cruise offered by Royal Caribbean International. Take a four-day trip from Southampton to Dublin and back again. The cruise promises some big names such as Sheridan Smith, hailed as the greatest theatre star of her generation. She is joined by Alfie Boe, the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, Alice Fearn from Wicked, Andy Coxon from West Side Story and (my personal favorite!) West Side Wilma!
Besides some great shows you can take part in question and answer sessions with the stars plus intimate theatre shows, deck parties and themed nights such as a Phantom Masquerade Ball.
There are only a few cabins left, starting at 599£ for a cabin for two. Enjoy the trailer below.
Norwegian Cruise Line
02-11. November 2019 Southampton to New York
From West End to Broadway. This cruise will take you from London/Southampton to New York on the newest ship of Norwegian Cruise Line - the Norwegian Encore. This ship is so new, as a matter fact this is the maiden voyage of this ship and to celebrate this 9-day-journey the theatrical smash hit and Tony Award winning show KINKY BOOTS will be the headliner. Kinky Boots is a story about an unlikely partnership between a fabulous entertainer and factory owner, who through compassion and understanding embrace their differences and work together to create something the world has never seen before. The last show in New York ran in April 2019. Musicals on board are not new for Norwegian Cruise Line. Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and SIX are all headliners on other ships.
There are a few cabins left on the Norwegian Encore starting at 5,400€.
13.-20 May 2020 Southampton to New York
There are not many information available about this cruise just yet. But what we know sounds very promising. Luxury cruise line Cunard has partnered with the Society of London Theatre and the prestigious Olivier Awards. During the last Olivier Awards this past April, Cunard has presented the Best Rival Award and is now taking the partnership from shore to ship. The iconic Queen Mary 2 will embark on another transatlantic journey and through this unique partnership guests sailing across the Atlantic will experience Olivier Award-winning talent, both on and off the stage, with a range of performances and insightful talks from the talent and producers. During the week-long voyage, guests will be taken behind the scenes to explore the secrets and techniques of putting on a world-class show. This will include workshops with award-winning design teams and the opportunity to sing in the West End Choir.
If you like to be part of this amazing (sounding) trip, do check back on the Cunard website for more information.